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#103 of 410 'Don't Drive in the rain"????
Dec 05, 2007 (10:45 am)
So, I live on the "wet" coast. We get lots of rain. I have a 2004 Honda Civic. The fast month or so when driving in the rain a terrible noise comes from under the hood when accelerating. Our car sounds like a TANK. It happens when we drive through a puddle, or if it is raining hard and the road is overly wet. When the clutch is pushed in the noise fades out ... so we thought it had something to do with the belts.
We had it in to be serviced, and our Honda dealership mechanic told us they saw nothing wrong with the car, but they deglazed the belts. They thought this might help the problem, but if it doesn't then we will have to replace the belts at $140 each. Our Honda mechanic also went on to tell me to avoid driving in puddles and/ or don't drive in the rain. I thought that was the most absurd thing I have ever been told by a mechanic! How am I to avoid driving in the rain???!!! I said that to him, and he didn't have much of a response.
Anyway ... has anyone else experienced the noise we have had with our car. Any thoughts on what exactly it might be? I don't think I am getting the full answer from my dealership.
#104 of 410 Automatic shift selection stuck
Dec 05, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I almost could not move the shift selection back from R to Park or N twice today.
I had to use a lot of force to put it back to Park. It seemed to stuck inside the transmission gear box (Brake pedal and push button were fully pressed).
I bought this 96 CIVIC last month, I did notice the gear selection was not smooth. I had lubricated inside gear selection box, but it did not help.
I am afraid one day, I would be able to drive in reverse only.
Any helps to identify the problem/fix would be greatly appreciated.
#105 of 410 Re: Automatic shift selection stuck [cam2003]
Dec 06, 2007 (12:40 pm)
I'm not a mechanic, but it sounds like the switch that allows you to shift from park when the brake is depressed may not be working. On your gear selector, or near it, do you see a keyhole? Put your key in there and see if you can't get it to neutral a lot easier. If that is the case, it sounds like the brake-interlock (that's not the technical name for it) switch is bad.
Don't sweat too much yet, as that switch shouldn't be a big job to replace.
#106 of 410 Re: Automatic shift selection stuck [thegraduate]
Dec 07, 2007 (2:51 pm)
I tried to put key into keyhole, it's quite a resistance when moving gear level around P-R-N. I will take a look the shift cable underneath the car. Maybe it's so rusty that preventing from shifting.
#107 of 410 98 Honda Civic Radio code
Dec 12, 2007 (2:52 am)
I would like to know if anybody know how to get the code for my car radio. I lost the number that came with the car and my radio does not work after I had a problem with the battery. I called the Honda Dealer and he said that they have to take the radio out to get the number. There must be a better way for me to get this code!
#108 of 410 Honda Civic LX -2003 - seems to have problems
Dec 12, 2007 (9:07 am)
I just bought a Honda Civic LX 2003 - 93K Kms on it.
1.When the car reaches 50Kms/hr and above it feels like a lot of noise inside the car (like truck driving, or zooming noise)
2. When i start the accelerator slowly initially, i can feel some cranky noise like some fluids moving kind of noise and goes off when the car picksup. It is a very faint noise.
I am new drivier, so dont know anything about cars.
Dec 12, 2007 (5:49 pm)
im wondering if anyone knows why my 95' civic (coupe) keeps reving even if i put it in "Park" after being driven for about 30 mins.???
#110 of 410 1997 honda civic won't start
Dec 13, 2007 (5:30 pm)
This car will not start, when turning the key it just clicks. Checked battery it is charged. Headlights, horn, hazards and etc. will not work or seem to be mixed up. The cd player seems to have a mind of it's own.
#111 of 410 Re: 1997 honda civic won't start [satuthom]
Dec 13, 2007 (8:37 pm)
I had a similar problem with my '99 Civic. Turned out the positive battery cables were corroded under the battery terminal. The battery was new and the terminal was fine, but I disconnected it from the cable and the cable was green and white and some of the wires fell off. I just cut off 1/2 inch from each one and replaced with new terminals (did the ground also) and all was good to go. Not sure that is your problem, but worth a shot.
#112 of 410 Re: 98 Honda Civic Radio code [zeus3]
Dec 14, 2007 (1:37 pm)
On newer civics, there is this procedure to get the serial number (NOT the code):
With car turned off, press the 1 and 6 radio preset buttons. Turn on car, serial number will scroll by on the display. Hopefully this works on yours.